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Common case abbreviations

Law reports and medium neutral citations

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Abbreviation Law Report Series Jurisdiction Authorised
A Crim R Australian Criminal Reports Australia  
AC Law Reports, Appeal Cases (Third Series) England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
ACTCA Australian Capital Territory Court of Appeal Australian Capital Territory  
ACTLR Australian Capital Territory Law Reports Australian Capital Territory Authorised:  Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court and the Australian Capital Territory Court of Appeal
ACTSC Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court Australian Capital Territory  
ACTR Australian Capital Territory Reports Australian Capital Territory  Authorised:  Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court and the Australian Capital Territory Court of Appeal
ALJR Australian Law Journal Reports Australia  
All ER  All England Law Reports England & Wales  
ALR Australian Law Reports Australia  
BLR Building Law Reports England & Wales  
Ch Law Reports, Chancery Division (3rd Series) England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
Ch D Law Reports, Chancery Division (2nd Series) England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
CLR Commonwealth Law Reports Australia Authorised: High Court of Australia
DLR Dominion Law Reports Canada  
ER English Reports England & Wales  
Fam Law Reports, Family Division England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
Fam LR Family Law Reports Australia  
FamCA Family Court of Australia Australia  
FCA Federal Court of Australia Australia  
FCR Federal Court Reports Australia Authorised: Federal Court of Australia
FLR Federal Law Reports Australia  
HCA High Court of Australia Australia  
KB Law Reports, King's Bench England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
LGERA

Local Government and Environmental Reports of Australia

(only available in print)

Australia  
Lloyd's Rep Lloyd's Law Reports England & Wales  
Med LR  Medical Law Reports England & Wales  
NSWCA New South Wales Court of Appeal New South Wales  
NSWLR New South Wales Law Reports  New South Wales Authorised. Supreme Court of New South Wales Courts and selected other New South Wales Courts

NSWR

New South Wales Reports

(only available in print)

New South Wales

Authorised. Supreme Court of New South Wales Courts and selected other New South Wales Courts
NSWSC New South Wales Supreme Court New South Wales  
NTCA Northern Territory Court of Appeal Northern Territory  
NTLR Northern Territory Law Reports Northern Territory Authorised: Northern Territory Supreme Court
NTR Northern Territory Reports Northern Territory Authorised: Northern Territory Supreme Court
NTSC Northern Territory Supreme Court Northern Territory  
NZLR New Zealand Law Reports New Zealand Authorised: Superior Courts of New Zealand
P Law Reports, Probate England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
QB Law Reports, Queen's Bench (3rd Series) England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
QCA Queensland Supreme Court: Court of Appeal Queensland  
QCAT Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Queensland  
QCATA Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Appeals Queensland  
Qd R Queensland Reports Queensland Authorised: Supreme Court of Queensland
QDC Queensland District Court Queensland  
QIC Queensland Industrial Court Queensland  
QLAC Queensland Land Appeal Court Queensland  
QLC Queensland Land Court Queensland  
QSC Queensland Supreme Court Queensland  
SALR South Australian Law Reports South Australia Authorised: South Australian Supreme Court
SASC South Australia Supreme Court South Australia  
SASR South Australian State Reports South Australia Authorised: South Australian Supreme Court
SCC Supreme Court of Canada Canada  
SCR Canada Supreme Court Reports Canada Authorised: Supreme Court of Canada
SR (NSW) New South Wales State Reports
(only available in print) 
New South Wales Authorised: Supreme Court of New South Wales Courts and selected other New South Wales Courts

St R Qd

Queensland State Reports

(only available in print)

Queensland Authorised: Supreme Court of Queensland
Tas LR Tasmanian Law Reports Tasmania Authorised: Supreme Court of Tasmania
Tas R Tasmanian Reports Tasmania Authorised: Supreme Court of Tasmania
Tas SR Tasmanian State Reports Tasmania Authorised: Supreme Court of Tasmania
TASSC Supreme Court of Tasmania Tasmania  
VLR Victorian Law Reports Victoria Authorised: Supreme Court of Victorian
VR Victorian Reports Victoria Authorised: Supreme Court of Victorian
VSC Victoria Supreme Court Victoria  
VSCA Victoria Court of Appeal Victoria  
WALR Western Australian Law Reports Western Australia Authorised:  Supreme Court of Western Australia
WAR Western Australian Reports Western Australia Authorised:  Supreme Court of Western Australia
WASC Western Australia Supreme Court Western Australia  
WASCA Western Australia Supreme Court: Court of Appeal Western Australia